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    So then, Big Phil has scrapped the National Spatial Strategy. It'll be replaced by a new policy in about a year’s time. What are councils going to do in the meantime?

    The National Spatial Strategy was not put on a statutory basis when FF first introduced it and up until 2010 planning authorities only had to give ‘due regard’ to it, rather than complying with it. Then pesky Minister Gormleys introduction of regional planning guidelines and the Planning and Development Act (2010) and the introduction of core strategies (in which planning decisions have to demonstrate they fit local, county, regional and national policy objectives) gave the NSS some teeth.

    Now it appears that Big Phil believes perhaps that the NSS hasn't worked, and well, it must go in the bin now and when the time is right, he will, at some time in the furture, replace the NSS with ... what exactly.

    Now, how will all our FG, FF and Labour councillors cope? Planning deregulation will warm the hearts of many Councillors perhaps?

    Government scraps spatial strategy - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 12, 2013

    sectoral planning « Ireland after NAMA

    http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2012/03/08/00027.asp
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    Do you seriously think planning rules are a high priority at present?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Do you seriously think planning rules are a high priority at present?
    They seem to be for the Minister.... or getting rid of them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Do you seriously think planning rules are a high priority at present?
    Emm, but surely they are? Why else would he bother to scrap the SPG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    So then, Big Phil has scrapped the National Spatial Strategy. It'll be replaced by a new policy in about a year’s time. What are councils going to do in the meantime?
    There's so little planning required at the moment, it doesn't really matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    There's so little planning required at the moment, it doesn't really matter.
    Ah, sure that's grand then.
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    Odd. Why not work on a replacement and simply override the original when it is ready? He has left a gap. Cui bono?

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    It was a back of envelope plan in the first instance, in order to steal a few votes in the areas nominated, and then was promply completely ignored by FF, who introduced it, when they tried to buy a few more votes when they had another back of envelope policy, namely decentralisation. Neither was there any money allocated to it by the previous Government ever.

    So, we had a crap plan, never financed and ignored by the Government that introduced it, and now we will have people bitching about Big Phil, who needs a kick up the arse for other issues, for scrapping a stupid and worthless plan. Such is life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44percent View Post
    Odd. Why not work on a replacement and simply override the original when it is ready? He has left a gap. Cui bono?
    He hasn't left a gap. That's the entire point. According to him it's a useless designation that meant and achieved nothing.

    Addressing the Oireachtas committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr Hogan said the gateway and hub cities and towns never received the resources to ensure their development and “nothing has happened” in the ten years since they were designated.

    Mr Hogan said there was no point in having a designation without the resources. He said the strategy, which was launched by his predecessor, former minister Martin Cullen more than a decade ago, would be replaced with new proposals which would would be circulated as part of a public consultation.

    Mr Hogan said a replacement of for the strategy was “about a year away”.
    Basically he's gotten rid of one useless quango to replace it with another useless quango next year. I'm guessing he features his area and a number of at risk FG/Lab seats in it.
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